Miles Kington’s insightful comment that “Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad” nicely captures the difference between the knowledge and wisdom.
Confucius felt that wisdom could be gained in three ways – by reflection, by imitation, or by bitter experience. In this busy world, we seldom take the time to reflect, nor are we encouraged to learn by bitter experience. All that is left is imitation – learning from the behaviours and results of others.
The Global Financial Crisis has shown us that at times very knowledgeable people can do some very stupid things. They can also provide some very poor role models for those inexperienced enough to seek to learn from the behaviours and results of others.
Although the Hub strongly encourages you to find time for reflection and strongly believes that personal experience provides unbeatable learning opportunities, we have pooled wisdom from a range of sources to develop these bites of wisdom to provide quick, practical and well-considered good practice guides to aid your reflection and help you succeed. They are as follows:
- Applying for Grant Funding
- Becoming a Manager
- Building a Team from Scratch
- Business Templates & Checklists (coming)
- Change, Leadership & Power (coming)
- Choosing a Consultant
- Coaching Staff
- Delegating Work
- Encouraging Cognitive Diversity
- Exercising Situational Leadership
- Making Decisions (coming)
- Managing Difficult Staff
- Managing Excessive Workloads
- Managing Your Email
- Managing Your Time (coming)
- Managing Meetings (coming)
- Setting Priorities
- Working with People with Low Hearing
- Working with People with Low Vision
When you’re ready to talk, we’re ready to listen – so contact the Hub!